The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers AmeriCorps at the federal level and works in partnership with states to develop service programs and create a community-based national service network. The United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) is the administrative agent for South Carolina’s AmeriCorps programs.
Oftentimes described as the domestic Peace Corps, AmeriCorps programs help communities address locally-defined challenges by mobilizing America’s greatest asset, its citizens. There are full-time AmeriCorps positions available across South Carolina that engage dedicated leaders from age 17 to 117+ who will commit to utilizing their skill, experience, and passion to address needs in the following focus area:
The United Way of Anderson County has been the proud host of an AmeriCorps program for well over a decade. Our outstanding AmeriCorps Members participate in community disaster preparedness and response throughout South Carolina. By the end of the program year, AmeriCorps Members will arrange for individuals in the community to be trained in Emergency Preparedness, they will train students on disaster preparedness, and discussions will take place with local county governments to establish the foundation for effective disaster response. Our members also get the opportunity to respond to a disaster in the event assistance is needed. The program provides training to members in CERT, Emergency Management response, Active Assailant, and FEMA training. Our members are prepared to deploy (across the state or virtually) in the event of a disaster in South Carolina.
To learn more about AmeriCorps visit www.americorps.gov.